All posts tagged: Edouard Malingue Gallery

Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo

Sep 6 – 28 Opening: Tuesday, Sep 5, 6 – 8pm The gallery is pleased to present a duo exhibition of Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi (Indonesia, 1985) and Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo (Indonesia, 1978) as part of an ongoing collaboration with ROH Projects, Jakarta. Following the gallery’s group show at ROH Projects in February, this reciprocal exhibition continues to develop greater dialogue with artists in Indonesia and the wider Asian Pacific region.   Edouard Malingue Gallery Sixth Floor, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong T (852) 2810 0317 Email Web Mo-Sa 10am to 7pm Edouard Malingue Gallery was founded in Hong Kong in 2010 to build a critical dialogue between Asian and international contemporary artists, both emerging and established, who combine aesthetic concern with conceptual enquiry, and work across different disciplines from video and installation to painting and sound. In 2016 the gallery opened a second space in Shanghai, creating a wider platform of exchange for its roster of artists. In addition to presenting dynamic solo exhibitions, the gallery pushes the boundaries of art in public spaces and stimulates artistic discourse through collaborations with curators worldwide. Represented artists: …

Fabien Merelle

Étreindre Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong Dec 9, 2016 – Jan 14, 2017 Caroline Ha Thuc The setting for this exhibition, of 10 ink and watercolour drawings and three sculptures by French artist Fabien Mérelle, is very sober, and there is enough empty space between each piece to get the imagination working. The drawings are meticulous, while the pale pink sculptures made from acrylic resin look pretty rough. Yet an unlikely balance and an interesting dialogue lend harmony to the whole gallery, dominated by a feeling of floating and emptiness. Étreindre, the title of the exhibition, means to embrace warmly. It also means to hold someone so tightly that there is precisely no space in between. The title comes from a drawing, at the end of the exhibition, of two almost nude men holding each other tightly. They are actually the models for the three sculptures, which represent them in a fragmented way, scattered all over the space: the legs to begin with, then the torsos and finally the heads, all life-size empty moulds. There is a strong …

Mina Park

Para Site director and arts patron Mina Park discusses her favourite works from her collection. Lee Kit was the first young Hong Kong artist Park heard of before she moved to Hong Kong in 2010; when she moved here she sought his work out, after first seeing images of it in the book for the 2009 show Younger than Jesus at New York’s New Museum. In some ways her relationship with his work tracks her relationship with Hong Kong. In 2011 she visited his solo show at Osage Gallery in Kwun Tong, and remembers vividly spending the entire afternoon with gallerist Jade Ouk, learning more about the pieces in the show and talking about how they had both adjusted to life in Hong Kong. In 2013 Park visited Lee’s exhibition when he represented Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale, and saw his paintings on wood, in this case small ones, for the first time. There is an often-discussed residual quality to his work that is very palpable to her; some of his pieces refer to a presence that is no …

Wang Zhibo

There is a place with four suns in the sky – red, white, blue and yellow at Edouard Malingue Gallery Aug 24  – Sep 14, 2016 By Diana d’Arenberg Parmanand The disembodied head of Mickey Mouse floats before the striated background of a canvas alongside the head of a putto and several archeological finds. But Wang Zhibo isn’t another Chinese contemporary artist dredging up western iconography in an attempt at ironic kitsch. We’ve moved on from the Maos and the Marilyns and Mickeys, haven’t we? Let your eyes move across the canvases of the dozen paintings hung around Edouard Malingue Gallery and a more sinister narrative emerges. Part of China’s post-’80s generation, Wang gained attention for her unreal, isolated, dystopian landscapes, denuded of humanity. This time, in There is a place with four suns in the sky – red, white, blue and yellow, a title borrowed from Carl Sagan’s 1973 book The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective, there are figures everywhere, but they are disembodied, decapitated, their faces obscured, juxtaposed with incongruent images. The paintings flit …

Laurent Grasso

Elysée Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong Mar 16 – Apr 30, 2016 By Caroline Ha Thuc The ultimate theme of Laurent Grasso’s exhibition at Edouard Malingue Gallery is the representation of power, and its fascinating continuity through the centuries, irrespective of the political system. From kings to emperors, and from dictators to republican presidents, the same symbols have passed from hand to hand, embodying the sheer supremacy of the operative leader. The exhibition’s name is borrowed from Elysée, a new film by Grasso (b.1972), which in turn takes its name from the early 18th-century Elysée Palace, the official residence of the French president. The artist shot the film in the palace’s Salon Doré (Golden Room), named after the gold colour that dominates it and used by every French president except Valéry Giscard d’Estaing as their main study. It was originally decorated for Empress Eugénie, Napoleon III’s wife, and contains furniture masterpieces such as a large Louis XV violet-wood desk created by sculptor and cabinetmaker Charles Cressent. The Palace’s history itself is instructive: it was bought …